Linum lewisii (Linaceae)
A perennial variety native to California, but has adapted well to most regions of North America. Numerous light blue, cup shaped flowers bloom well into the summer. Prefers dry, full sun areas in light sandy soil. Flowers last only a single day but occur in such profusion that this does not take away from the plant's astonishing beauty.
Suggested Use: Flower gardens, mixtures, open fields and meadows.
Miscellaneous: Does not transplant well. Blue Flax was discovered by Meriwether Lewis on the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the late 1700's.
Average Planting Success: 70%
Height: 1--- 2 feet
Germination: 20---30 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 65°F--70°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16"
Blooming Period: May-----September
Average Seeds Per Pound: 293,000
1 oz Covers: 340 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 8 lbs. per acre